Some of you may be familiar with the creepy-cute paintings of Miso– she spent the majority of last year exhibiting under her real name, Karen Hsiao (featured here). To accomodate her variety of styles, Hsiao created her “Miso” namesake, under which she exhibits surrealistic works inspired by biology and the unkown. Her upcoming solo show at La Luz de Jesus, “Cornucopia”, reduces her already tiny paintings to an even smaller scale. Some of the largest pieces in the show are a modest 5″x6″ inches. Her works are displayed with a magnifying glass so that the viewer can appreciate the surprising details in her portraits of alien-esque specimins. Some of these details include the floral patterns found in vintage Victorian silverware. We visited her studio in Los Angeles to go behind the scenes of her miniature yet lavish new paintings.
“Cornucopia” by Miso opens at La Luz de Jesus gallery on Friday, February 6th, alongside “Molt” by Jason Freeny.